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The Timetables of History

A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events



About The Book

The world-famous reference that tells who did what when from 4500 BC to the present day—now updated for the 21st century.

“A unique, encyclopedic book—rewarding, informative, entertaining.” —The Wall Street Journal

A vast and absorbing resource, the fourth edition of The Timetables of ™History spans millennia of human history. Unlike any other reference volume, this book gives a sweeping overview of the making of the contemporary world by mapping out at a glance what was happening simultaneously, from the dawn of history to the present day.

With nearly 100 pages of new material, including:

-Recent breakthroughs in science and technology
-New achievements in the visual arts and music
-Milestones in religion, philosophy, and learning
-The rise and fall of nations and the emergence of historical figures
-Landmarks in the drama of daily life around the world

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (September 13, 2005)
  • Length: 848 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743270038

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Raves and Reviews

"A unique, encyclopedic book -- rewarding, informative, entertaining."
-- The Wall Street Journal

"A fascinating and useful book for a great number of people."
-- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

"The Timetables of ™History can give us a feel for the fluidity and many-sidedness of past experience...[and] can help us see what we thought we already knew in a lively new perspective."
-- Daniel J. Boorstein, from his Foreword

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